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How great would it be to have former First Lady Michelle Obama to write your college recommendation letter? Black-ish star Yara Shahidi had that happen for her. Talk about getting your choice of colleges after such a seal of approval!

Shahidi told W Magazine that the former First Lady not only wrote her recommendation letter, but also “gave her a ‘go get ‘em tiger’ back-rub before Shahidi took her AP exams.”

“She is a very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” she said.

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Shahidi’s college ambitions include double-majoring in African American studies and sociology. Before she hits the books, though, she plans on taking a gap year.

Shahidi’s college life might coincide with the college years of her black-ish character Zoey; black-ish creator Kenya Barris has stated his interest in making a spin-off focusing on Zoey’s adventures in college. If black-ish is analogous to a more relevant version of The Cosby Show, the spin-off sounds like it could be the second coming of A Different World that we’ve been waiting on.

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What would you give or do to have Michelle Obama write your college recommendation? Write about it in the comments section below!

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